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Reagan's Inaugural and the Release of the Iranian Hostages

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with historian Robert Dallek, who recalls the memorable events of Reagan's inauguration in 1981. American hostages held by Iran during the last days of the Carter presidency were released as Reagan prepared to enter the White House.

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As NPR's senior national correspondent, Linda Wertheimer travels the country and the globe for NPR News, bringing her unique insights and wealth of experience to bear on the day's top news stories.